Local women to testify in favor of medical marijuana in Frankfort
PADUCAH, Ky. - Penny Arant, Sara Collier and Paula Willett all have very different medical conditions, but their treatment is the same: medical marijuana.
Arant was in a car accident that crushed every vertebrae in her back. Collier was diagnosed with a rare blood clot condition which required multiple surgeries in her arm. Willett suffers, among other things, from glaucoma. They've all tried prescription medications. They all agree, they do more harm than good.
"As a mother, I can't function on narcotics," said Collier. "Some of them make me sleep 20 hours a day, some of them make me where I'm just a zombie."
All three women will be going to Frankfort on August 21. The Kentucky Health and Welfare Committee is holding a public meeting in the captial annex at noon eastern time. They will be submitting written testimony about how medical marijuana has helped them handle their chronic conditions and prent research about its benefits.